Call to Prayer – Week 5

Executive Director Rick Lance invites you to participate in this week’s Online Call to Prayer, focusing on the joy in our hearts that transcends our circumstances.

Video Transcript:

Alabama Baptist, we have been doing a call to prayer, an online call to prayer for several weeks now. In our next one, we wanna focus on praying specifically about joy.

I’m reminded of the passage, a very brief passage, one of the briefest in the English versions of the Bible. I Thessalonians chapter 5 simply says, “Rejoice always.” Now think about that for a moment.

Rejoicing always sounds like we’re going to be on a spiritual high all the time, but actually it means that we have joy in our heart that transcends circumstances.

So the focus next week will be a prayer for each one of us to maintain a joyful spirit in these most difficult of times. We invite you to not only participate via Zoom, but also to ask friends and church family members to be involved in this call to prayer.

Now more than ever, prayer is important. It’s always important, but it’s even more important now.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

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